Will Smith's Summer Box Office Streak Continues

As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" staked its claim as the newest summer blockbuster. The sci-fi action-thriller, directed by Alex P

As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" staked its claim as the newest summer blockbuster. The sci-fi action-thriller, directed by Alex Proyas and suggested by the short stories of Isaac Asimov, took in an estimated $52.3 million in its opening weekend, putting it on top in a crowded marketplace.

The debut represented a personal best for Smith -- a reliable summer draw -- topping the $52.1 million notched by "Men in Black II," in which he co-starred in 2002.

"I, Robot" placed ahead of "Spider-Man 2," which took in an estimated $24.2 million, as well as the latest Hilary Duff film, "A Cinderella Story." That Warner Bros. Pictures release took the third spot with an estimated $13.8 million opening weekend.

The Cole Porter musical drama "De-Lovely" just missed placing in the top 12 this weekend with an estimated gross of $1.5 million. The film, which stars Kevin Kline as Cole and Ashley Judd as his wife, Linda Lee, is doing strong business in limited release in just 185 theaters and has garnered an estimated $2.5 million to date.